Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for October 24, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  7 months ago

    Dad should be proud, some of his legal skills have rubbed off on Calvin.

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    dadthedawg  7 months ago

    Calvin is pretty knowledgeable, when he’s not in school…..

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    codycab  7 months ago

    Because the paper was made by a kid whom hardly anyone takes seriously. That kid being you, Calvin.

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    californiamonty  7 months ago

    Calvin must’ve just seen the Dinosaurs episode where Earl and Fran lost their parenting license!

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    Dr. Quatermass  7 months ago

    If my 15 year old daughter tried that on me (she wouldn’t, she’s too smart for that), I’d sign the doc as Nigel Tufnel. Then I’d say “you’re past 11.” However, knowing her smarts, she’d probably bring in something like a Stranger Things Eleven Clause. No kidding, she wants to be a lawyer!

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    STEPUP  7 months ago

    That’s it, place the blame on someone else!!!!

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    Bilan  7 months ago

    Even if Dad did pay for the counseling, Calvin would still have to do the time.

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    John Jorgensen  7 months ago

    When I was little I would occasionally try to duplicate Calvin’s conduct in strips like this in order to harass my parents. My understanding of Calvin’s vocabulary was so imperfect that my attempts to channel him were pretty incoherent. This was definitely for the best.

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    Charliegirl Premium Member 7 months ago

    Anyone ever wonder what kind of a father Calvin may grow up to be? Mmmmmmmm.

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    Macushlalondra  7 months ago

    Someone must be doing something right. Calvin is awfully young to be using words like perpetuity and ineptitude.

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    M2MM  7 months ago

    Neither do I. :D

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    figuratively speaking  7 months ago

    If I were Calvin’s dad, I’d demand a refund.

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    sandpiper  7 months ago

    Actually some parts of it form the unwritten but often faced dilemmas that new parents face. What am I doing? and what the h___ should I do now? : ) Our boys are now in their 50’s, doing well, still hugging us a lot, and we still don’t know if what we did answered those questions correctly.

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    Imagine  7 months ago

    I completely agree with Calvin on this one. And I’m a father.

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    jagedlo  7 months ago

    It was an interesting idea, in theory, Calvin…however, in real life…

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    Ol' me  7 months ago

    These days, I think that would be a good idea.

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    Just-me  7 months ago

    I’m sort of surprised that Calvin could sit down after that stunt…

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    Paul D Premium Member 7 months ago

    You need a license to drive a car. Having a kid is MUCH more dangerous to society.

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    rossevrymn  7 months ago

    Calvin might be onto something here.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 7 months ago

    Probably the same reason people don’t have to sign a waiver to swim in the ocean. Life! Live it at your own risk.

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    wschott  7 months ago

    This is where Dad says, “You are not my first time parenting. Shhh, don’t tell Mom.”

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 7 months ago

    The Count wonders if Jeffrey Dahmer’s father had to sign one of those? For his sake, The Count hopes not.

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    aerotica69  7 months ago

    Another Calvin truism.

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    proclusstudent  7 months ago

    The contract as written is invalid, as it lacks consideration. Consideration here means a contract has to give something to both parties.

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    BiggerNate91  7 months ago

    Is it some kind of law that dads have to read everything out loud? My dad’s just like that.

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    klapre  7 months ago

    How does he get so much expression in Calvin’s face in the last panel with just a few lines? That’s some talent.

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    Bruce1253  7 months ago

    Parenting is a lifetime commitment with tremendous responsibility and requires absolutely no training. Any fool can become a parent, based on what is going on in Washington these days, lots of fools have had kids.

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    PaulAbbott2  7 months ago

    I can imagine my father’s reaction if I handed him a paper like that. Whee.

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  7 months ago

    Unfortunately, the only requirement nature has is the ability to rub the prerequisite parts together.

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    Can't Sleep  7 months ago

    Calvin is right, though I don’t think it would stand up in court.

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    yangeldf  7 months ago

    Calvin actually has a point. He wants to use it as an excuse to behave badly and leach off the system when he’s older (like people who claim to not be able to hold a job because of autism or some other condition they weren’t actually diagnosed with) but the idea of would be parents needing to prove some level of competency before having kids does have an appeal.

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    mckeonfuneralhomebx  7 months ago

    It would definitely raise the intelligence level of our country, help the environment and destroy welfare. I think that Calvin has the answer for Biden! If it was only 100 years ago for this thought, then we would never had a Biden!

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    KEA  7 months ago

    me either.I have never been able to understand why the mere act of procreation is supposed to make people experts at everything from psychology to education.

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    eced52  7 months ago

    Because no one would ever have a kid if you had to sign one of those.

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    mistercatworks  7 months ago

    However, if you do sign such a document, you are clearly unfit to be a parent. :)

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    Geezer  7 months ago

    Something similar is happening to Danae:


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    g04922  7 months ago

    LOL… Now Dad needs to get Calvin to sign the “Parental Hold Harmless Agreement”. Too funny…

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    Laird Nelson  7 months ago

    I like that he’s vacuuming.

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    wiley207  7 months ago

    The dad probably also wondered, “How does Calvin manage to write these when he does badly in school?”

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    Robert4170  7 months ago

    Calvin has a remarkable vocabulary for someone who prefers to read comic books and hates school.

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    smsrt  7 months ago

    I’ve said it before, but I suspect that Calvin will someday own the world.

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  42. Cathy aack Premium Member 7 months ago

    As a former CPS worker and now therapist, Calvin does have a point.

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